These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of November 1st, 2021.
With this release we’re introducing Space Sense to Guardian. Space Sense allows you to see things like people and pets entering your Play Space when using Roomscale Guardian. To enable Space Sense, navigate your Settings > Experimental features. Learn more about Guardian and Space Sense.
Please note this feature is only available on Quest 2 headsets.
Space Sense is not available for Stationary Guardian.
In addition to Space Sense, we’re currently testing additional guardian features as part of this release. Keep in mind that these features are still in development and won’t be seen by all users.
We’ve improved notifications when you enter a low-light situation and are at risk of losing tracking.
We’re introducing a new personal workspace environment in Horizon Home today, so you can trade out that snowy mountain lodge for something a bit more professional if you’re sitting down to get some work done.
2D Apps for Multitasking
We’re introducing 2D apps to the Oculus Store. The first apps available in the Store are Facebook, Instagram, Smartsheet, and Spike. More apps will follow soon. Developers can get started building and testing PWAs today and we’ll share more about when you can submit to App Lab soon.
2D apps take advantage of Quest’s powerful multitasking features. You can turn on the latest multitasking features by enabling “Multitasking” in the Experimental section of the Settings app.
We’ve also updated in-VR Phone Notifications to display icons of the apps that the notification is coming from.
Standby Battery Life
We’ve adjusted battery parameters to increase the standby life on Quest and Quest 2 headsets.
Link and Air Link
We’ve enabled secure pairing for Air Link to enhance security and improve your experience for Air Link. Users who have V34 on both Quest and PC will experience a new and improved pairing flow for launching into Air Link.
For best performance on Link and Air Link, please use Windows 10. Windows 11 is not yet supported with our Oculus PC software.
You can now do more with Voice Commands. With this release, you can now ask about the weather, enable or disable the Oculus Move tracker during your next workout, and other general questions. You can also use Voice Commands to control your media and open your settings. Learn more about supported Voice Commands.
Example commands include:
Weather: “What’s the weather like today?”, “What’s the weather for tomorrow?”
Media Control: “Pause”, “Resume”, “Next”, “Go back”